Disney Plus discount demand crashes its preorder website

CNET | 8/27/2019 | Joan E. Solsman
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Frozen 2 will be among the Disney theatrical films becoming available to stream early next year on Disney Plus.

Disney Plus presale demand Tuesday knocked out the the Disney fan-club website handling the discounted preorders for the Disney streaming service launching Nov. 12. The outage lasted about three hours.

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"We are aware of an issue impacting access to the Disney's D23 Fan Club website due to the heavy volume of traffic that the site is experiencing," a Disney representative said in a statement. "We are working to quickly resolve the issue and apologize for the inconvenience."

Disney said the outage occurred because of an unexpected surge in traffic for a discounted presale offer for Disney Plus, the streaming video service that Disney is launching to compete with the likes of Netflix. The "Founders Circle" deal significantly cut the price of the service if you commit to a three-year subscription.

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The D23 website and the Disney Plus service itself don't share backend technology, so...
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